Kaiser effect

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Kaiser effect

[′kī·zər i‚fekt]
(acoustics)
An effect observed in most metals, in which acoustic emissions are not observed during the reloading of a material until the stress exceeds its previous high value.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Reading Sasenarine Persauds newest collection, Monsoon on the Fingers of God, is like stepping inside a clock and running a thumb along each gear and dial in order to better understand time.
If you say my experiences culminated into this vision, you are right but much more than that, the fingers of God.
for Leo The man smiles at his wife's French I'm walking walking for at least a half hour fresh flowers dog in a cone the two fingers of God pointing at each other over the legions of keys Baudelaire Bastille breaking glass the breasts of the man at the front desk reserved mouth bald French I miss your face in every window Dennis has to take a shower & eschews cabs.
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A strange thing happened on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, when the fingers of God and Adam nearly touched: fingers and fingernails, the structure and movement of hands, the understanding of touch in God and man became charged with new meanings that differed from the past at the same time that they paid homage to that past.